Doom 3 BFG Edition takes place in the future and on Mars. Things go crazy at the start when some sort of futuristic Necro-science unleashes hell all over the damn place. So it’s up to you Marine; it’s time to drive those zombies, imps, and other various Hellspawn back to the depths! If this all sound very familiar, well, that’s because it should. Doom 3 BFG Edition is a strange Billy Pilgrim of a game, floating unstuck in time. You see, Doom 3 was actually released several years ago during the last console generation. It was released as a re-boot
Tapping in to what is “retro” is big business these days. We’ve seen plenty of HD remakes hitting both game store shelves and more frequently the digital store front. From Street Fighter II to God of War to Tony Hawk Pro Skater the rehashing of what was great is varied and plentiful. But there seem to be some titles that have been neglected so here are FIVE such neglected games that are in need of an HD remake. 5. ZERO WING (Genesis) 1989 Side scrolling shoot ‘em up action and the greatest open cut scene in video game history, Zero Wing
The SNK arcade classic THE NEXT SPACE is now available as a ‘mini’ to download and play on your PlayStation 3 and/or PSP. The Next Space is an original arcade vertical scroller from 1989 with a high level of difficulty and enemies to blast. These retro remakes are often for nostalgic purposes and bringing back the fun of your childhood or sampling some of the classics first hand without the use of spending any quarters! The Next Space is available now for $2.99 – check out the gameplay and commentary by Robert Welkner above for a sampling of the retro experience!
The SNK arcade classic CHOPPER I is now available as a ‘mini’ to download and play on your PlayStation 3 and/or PSP. Chopper I is a vertical scroller with endless bad guys and boss battles – the game originally came out in 1988 during a stretch where arcade owners saw many of these types of games coming out of the factories. The gameplay is quite busy and the design not very forgiving – Chopper I will offer a level a difficulty higher then your average vertical scroller. Chopper I is available now for $2.99 – check out the gameplay and
Gearbox Software and 2K Games have managed to one-up the fun, tongue-in-cheek marketing campaign for their upcoming highly anticipated role-playing shooter Borderlands 2 yet again with The Border Lands. Set in 1989 with stunning 16-bit (16-bit!) graphics, this free browser game de-make drops Vault hunters in a digitized rendering of Pandora where they must survive round after round of enemies while collecting guns and leveling up. Considering Crystal Pepsi and quite a few younger gamers didn’t even exist when this game was “released,” The Border Lands either brings a nostalgic smile to your face or forces you to rage online
Roger Barr founder of I-Mockery & creator of Abobo’s Big Adventure joins Robert Welkner in the COIN-OP TV studio for some retro gameplay action and commentary of the classic Super Ghouls N Ghosts!
Roger Barr founder of I-Mockery & creator of Abobo’s Big Adventure joins Robert Welkner in the COIN-OP TV studio for some retro gameplay action and commentary of the classic Golden Axe!
Just a week before the March 27 2012 DLC installment, Force of Nature, Epic Games is filling the calm before the storm with a title update. Title update 4 features some improvements as well as a host of bug fixes. This update will go live at 2:00 am March 20 2012. From Epic Games’ title update 4 release notes via EpicGames.com: IMPROVEMENTS Savage Drone and Savage Grenadier can now “swat” turn in Beast mode Spectator mode now starts viewing a player instead of a battle camera Alternate control users in multiplayer will no longer look at DBNO characters when pressing
HD collections make great stocking stuffers going into the 2011 holiday season and the Tekken Hybrid falls into place with the best of ‘em. Tekken Hybrid is three things in one – an HD revamp of the popular PlayStation 2 fighter Tekken Tag Tournament, a full length 3D CGI animated original film called Tekken: Blood Vengeance and a glorified demo for the upcoming sequel Tekken Tag Tournament 2 with 4 playable characters. This collection is a PlayStation 3 exclusive and the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 demo or ‘Prologue’ will let you select from these 4 fighters – Alisa, Devil Jin,
NBA 2K12 dropped a couple of weeks ago during a VERY crowded week of video game releases. Another looming factor in the mix was the current state of the NBA and if the season would commence or not. As it stands now – the NBA lockout is currently happening and the first two weeks of the NBA season were canceled. With the NBA still in flux this means that rookies are ‘locked’ out of play in the NBA 2K12 video game (as well as real life basketball). While hard to prove with statistics, we are seeing a rise in popularity